St Hugh

(c. 1140—1200) bishop of Lincoln

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Bp. of Lincoln from 1186. He became a Carthusian at the Grande Chartreuse when he was about 25; c.1180 King Henry II secured his services as prior of Witham, the first Carthusian house in England. As bishop he administered his diocese well and showed a courageous independence of the king. He was revered for his holiness and his tomb became a place of pilgrimage. Feast day, 17 Nov.

Subjects: Christianity.

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